I Don't Like Getting Old!

I had just about reconciled myself to the fact that I will turn 75 in April. OK, I can live with that....at least I'm alive and still doing most of the things that I love to do. I'll never make it to the top of Mt. Everest or try my hand at sky diving, but they were never at the top of my wish list anyway.

What I DON'T like are the miscellaneous body aches that seem to be occuring with more and more frequency. For the past week I have been hurting...I think it is sciatica, a problem I had five years ago when I herniated a disk. I had surgery for that and it more or less didn't bother me. However, now I have the same pain as I did before, but with less intensitity.

I feel like I have a burning band running down the back of my right leg, starting at the cheek and ending at the ankle. My lower back is stiff and painful, and it hurts to sit for longer than 15 or 20 minutes. (I have a goodly amount of "padding" on my backside, but it feels like I'm sitting on bare bone).

I have been munching aspirins several times a day but feel it's time to grit my teeth, make an appointment and visit my doctor.....I have a high pain tolerance, but this is getting rediculous.

1 comment:

Rose said...

Here I was worried about turning 40 next year.